Faithful Waiting
Walking by faith when the wait stretches long

In the December 2010 issue of Refresh Your Soul I wrote about hope, peace, joy and love as qualities which offer strength during a waiting experience. These are Advent virtues, the characteristics we speak of as we anticipate the celebration of the birth of Christ. But they are virtues which stimulate faithful waiting during any season.

Pressing into hope, peace, joy and love increases our faith which, in turn, transforms the waiting experience.

My descriptions of what helps us to wait faithfully provide just a start to the resources which are available. There are many more things besides these which stimulate faithful waiting. Attitudes, character qualities an habits which you and I have learned along the way.

So what has helped you to walk by faith when you've had to endure a wait?

My hope is that this page will become a collaborative effort. Add your voice below to contribute to this becoming a valuable resource of stories, encouragements and tips for facing the unavoidable waiting experiences of life in faith! Write your contribution in either English or Dutch; there's an audience here for both languages.

Time always seems long to the child who is waiting
--for Christmas, for next summer,
for becoming a grownup;
long also when he surrenders his whole soul
to each moment of a happy day.
Dag Hammarskjold

What has helped you to endure a wait?

Encourage others by sharing something which has stimulated faithful waiting in you.

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Active Waiting 
Last spring our family was in the middle of transitioning from Spain, where we had been living for the past 12 years, to Chicago. It had been a long decision, …

In God's Waiting Room 
A story of Faithful Waiting My late husband, who spent much time in World War 2 and was wounded by a sniper's bullet, had to spend many years in the …

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